Livestream Class Info and Schedule; YouTube Channel Now LIVE; Remote Coaching

by Yard Athletics – March 31st, 2020 The entire Yard Athletics team has been blown away with the support for our Livestream Workout Classes on Zoom! These strange times have made us adapt to make the best of the situation at hand, which is why we have started offering daily workout classes with our Yard coaches streamed directly to your … Read More

Remote Coaching; LIVESTREAM Classes; “Diet To Help Flatten The Curve”

Functional Mass 2

by Henry Gould – March 28th, 2020 How’s everyone holding up?!?! Not sure about you, but all these “home workouts” (i.e. doing curls with a backpack full of cast iron pans) is making me miss The Yard in a BIG way. But never fear! Yard Athletics is getting very creative, seeking out new and engaging ways to reach our community … Read More

Remote Coaching Now Available!

by Yard Athletics – March 25th, 2020 “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.” Not just a folksy phrase to cheer people up in times of crisis, but a real call to action that often results in creatively making the most out of a less-than-ideal situation. Indeed, that is just what Yard Athletics has been up to! Up until now, … Read More

Dumbbell & Bodyweight Sample Workout

Dumbbell Program - Yard Athletics Vancouver

by Yard Athletics – March 24th, 2020 If we’re going to be stuck at home, maintaining our social distance (while hopefully avoiding busy public trails and parks) we can at least stay fit! By now you’ve probably heard all about the Yard Online Training Series. If you haven’t, these are online training programs designed by Ilan Cumberbirch and the Yard … Read More


by Henry Gould – March 17th, 2020 I’m generally an optimistic guy (not so sure I love the phrase “hopelessly” optimistic…) and one thing I think might be a silver lining to the recent Coronavirus world-pause is a chance for people to spend more time with each other, at home, and perhaps even cooking more for themselves. Of course this … Read More

👏Immune👏 System👏 Bootcamp👏

Yard 12 Week Athletic Development Program

by Henry Gould – March 13th, 2020 OK, it might be Friday the 13th, and we might be in the middle of a wee, ever so small, slightly disrupting (whispers….**pandemic**…) but let’s not lose the plot here people! We’re going to wash our hands, we’re going to self-quartantine if we feel sick, but overall we’re going to keep on keeping … Read More

Hygiene @ Yard Athletics

by Yard Athletics – March 5th, 2020 Due to the recent global emergence of COVID-19 / “Coronavirus”, Yard Athletics wants to stress the importance of proper hygiene both inside and outside the gym. Public Health Canada has the current risk at low, but we understand that gyms such as Yard Athletics see hundreds of people come through the doors each … Read More

9 Post-Workout Snacks; Eat Your Fiber x10; Short Sleep = Dehydrated

by Henry Gould – Feb 12th, 2020 Sometimes on the Yard Athletics blog we like to do deep dives, pulling back the layers on a particular topic and uncovering the truths, half-truths and all out falsehoods. Other times we’re dialing in tried and tested recipes that are healthy, easy to make, and taste way, way, wayyyyyy better then whatever comes … Read More

In Defense Of Heavy Lifting

Yard Training Series Functional Mass Program

by Henry Gould – Feb 5th, 2020 In life, we all know that Mom’s are bound to remind us of a few things: 1) “Take a jacket, it might be cold!” 2) “Did you say please and thank you??” 3) “Don’t try and lift that, it’s too heavy, you’ll pull your back!” Fear of lifting heavy things for fear of … Read More

What Are Processed Foods? + “Strength Training Builds More Than Muscles”

by Henry Gould – Jan 23, 2020 I stumbled across two interesting articles this week – both from Harvard Health Publishing – that addressed often discussed topics in the world of health and wellness. The first –> “What are ultra-processed foods and are they bad for our health?” The second –> “Strength training builds more than muscles” Processed Foods This … Read More